Community Foundation of New Jersey

CFNJ Honors Adam Lowy as “Young Changemaker”

September 9, 2015

The Community Foundation of New Jersey (CFNJ) today announced that it will honor Adam Lowy of Ocean Township as one of the state’s four Young Changemakers.

Lowy is the founder and executive director of Move for Hunger, a national nonprofit founded in Monmouth County that encourages families who are moving to donate their food to the hungry.

CFNJ is honoring Lowy and three other Young Changemakers in recognition that many of the most innovative solutions to make our communities stronger are coming from new, young voices in New Jersey. CFNJ will present each Young Changemaker with a $2,500 prize at its 35th Anniversary celebration on September 17, 2015 in Morristown.

Move for Hunger works with more than 600 moving and relocation companies and thousands of real estate partners to educate the public on local hunger issues. To date, Move for Hunger has moved 5.5 million pounds of food and held nearly 1,000 food drives.

Adam has been recognized as a Forbes 30 Under 30 leader.

“Adam was appalled at the amount of food that is wasted when families move,” said Helen Mazarakis, a member of the CFNJ board and chair of its Public Awareness Committee, which selected the honorees. “But how he channeled that frustration is what makes him stand out. His advocacy is improving the lives of countless individuals and families who struggle with hunger day to day.”

“I am so honored to be recognized among the other incredible Changemakers,” said Lowy. “It has been my mission to mobilize the relocation industry to reduce food waste and help feed the hungry. I hope this award helps to raise awareness about this important issue our state faces.”

About the Community Foundation of New Jersey

Established in 1979, the Community Foundation of New Jersey’s mission is to support charitable giving that is inspired by its fundholders, targeted at making communities stronger, driven by creative solutions, and effective in achieving lasting change. Through a combination of Legacy Funds and Donor Advised Funds, the foundation has granted an average of more than $30 million each year to charitable organizations and currently stewards over $320 million in charitable assets for current needs and future challenges.